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Today's News

  • Lightning sets Goshen home ablaze

     

    Saturday’s storms may have spared most of the region from severe weather, but not every home came away unscathed.

    The North Oldham Fire District responded to a call around 10:34 p.m. Saturday after lightning struck a Fairway Lane home in Goshen.

    Firefighters arrived at the home around 10:45 p.m. to find an already well-involved fire with low visibility, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

    The family who lived in the home was at the scene at the time of the fire but was able to escape the home without injury, he said.

  • Prospect resident dies in Interstate 71 crash

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 last Thursday has claimed the life of a Prospect resident.

    Zarifa Malawi, 77, was pronounced dead late Thursday night, after the Chrysler minivan she was a passenger in apparently rear-ended a tractor trailer around mile marker 14 on I-71 southbound.

    The driver of the tractor trailer, Joshua Roth, 28, of Sidney, Ohio, was uninjured in the accident.

  • Pageant kicks off county fair
  • Pewee Valley hosts annual Summer Festival

     

    Summer is the season of cold drinks, live music and family fun and the City of Pewee Valley wants the community to experience all of that at its annual Summer Festival on Saturday.

    The Monarchs, a band who has been in Louisville since the 1960s, will perform live in the middle of Town Square for the young and the young at heart.

    While families enjoy live music, they can purchase food and refreshments from “Designed to a T” and the Homemade Pie Kitchen.

  • Goshen man sentenced in Carroll County accident

    By Kristin beck

    LANDMARK COMMUNITY

    NEWS SERVICE

    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • Vipers hosting tryouts

    The Vipers Baseball Club is hosting 2015 tryouts over the coming weeks at Bellarmine University.

    7U-14U tryouts will take place Aug. 16-17, with 15U-18U tryouts happening Sept. 13-14.

    There’s a $40 tryout fee per player.

    For more info and to register visit www.vipersbaseballclub.com.

  • Walling works out at top camp

    Oldham County native and Class of 2018 quarterback Ben Walling competed at a prestigious football camp last week.

    Walling, who plays for Llano High School in Llano, Texas, competed at Football University’s TOP GUN at the Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio from July 21-23.

    Walling is the son of Wade Walling and grandson of Dave Walling, both of whom played football at Oldham County. He moved to Texas as a child.

  • McLarty named to Team Kentucky

    Oldham County baseball junior Griffin McLarty has been named to Team Kentucky for the Prep Baseball Report Future Games.

    The Futures Games feature top Class of 2016 prospects from across the Midwest, according to a PBR release.

    The Futures Games will take place Thursday through Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

    Hundreds of scouts from across the country will be in attendance, per the release.

    McLarty, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-hander, will be on the field as a pitcher.

  • KHSAA emphasizing softball safety

    The KHSAA is recommending softball players at certain positions take further steps to protect themselves from injury.

    Earlier this month the KHSAA Board of Control passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen.

    The proposal did not apply to baseball.

    The Board made its recommendation after studying national injury data and after consulting the state’s sports medicine advisory committee, per a KHSAA press release.

  • High school season set to begin

    Summer break is quickly coming to an end and the 2014-15 high school sports season is ready to begin.

    High school golf tournaments will begin in the coming days, with cross-country, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and football playing their first games in the weeks that follow.

    Look for fall sports team previews over the next few weeks in the Oldham Era.

    Once the season begins, you can keep up with the North Oldham, Oldham County and South Oldham action this fall and beyond by logging onto oldhamera.com and following @EraBrad on Twitter.